Types of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

Good article from Ergoware:

There are many industries where employees notice body pains and back injuries because of the type of work they endure. Whether you work in an industrial warehouse, or are a magazine editor of a national publication, today’s work responsibilities and deadlines are becoming more strenuous and fast-paced. At the same time, there are repetitive strain injuries (RSI) that affect a bounty of people in the labor and office work environments.

Repetitive strain injuries are mostly caused by making the same movements over and over again as part of the responsibilities and duties of a particular job. It is unbelievable how the overuse of a simple motion can put a toll on particular parts of your body. Here is a compilation of various repetitive strain injuries that can affect your body’s health.

The article goes on to discuss four specific conditions: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, Tenosynovitis, and DeQuervain’s Syndrome. It’s a good, quick overview.

Read the complete article.

Randy Rasa

Randy is an engineer/programmer/web designer who has suffered from repetitive strain injury off and on for over a decade.

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